CIDCM seeks to prevent and transform conflict, to understand the interplay between conflict and development, and to help societies create sustainable futures for themselves.
For more than 20 years, scholars and practitioners at CIDCM have sought ways to understand and address conflicts over security, identity, and distributive justice. CIDCM programs are based on the belief that "peace building and development-with-justice are two sides of the same coin." (CIDCM Founding Director, Edward Azar, 1987).
Israel-Palestine Conflict Resolution Course
Conflict Resolution: The Israeli-Palestinian Experiment. This groundbreaking, interactive course provides an in-depth understanding of this conflict using simulations that explore competing historical narratives and the search for common ground. Topics include: Jerusalem, refugees, settlements, water rights, border disputes, and security concerns. Course meets 8/3-8/21, Tu/Th 6-9:20 pm, 1101TYD [ more... ]
Professional Development in Multi-Track Diplomacy
Dr. John Davies leads this 3-week professional development summer class for certification and/or 3 graduate academic credits. Designed for both professionals and graduate students in the greater Washington area, the aim is to build understanding of the dynamics of complex societal conflicts such as those ongoing in the Middle East, and of the principles and practices of conflict transformation. [ more... ]